Mock Trial prepares for competition season with hybrid teaching December 3, 2021 — by Vicky Bai and Jonny Luo For her day job, Class of 2013 alumna Ashwini Velchamy works as an pretrial attorney in Louisiana helping inmates on death row. For the second year in a row, her volunteer night job is to be the attorney coach for the school’s mock trial team. Again this year, she is doing this work remotely on […] read more » Quiz Bowl to send its top team to nationals December 3, 2021 — by Jonny Luo and Nikhil Mathihalli The school’s top Quiz Bowl team has qualified for next spring’s High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) as the result of a second-place finish at the Cal Cup 1 on Nov. 13. Quiz Bowl sent three teams to compete in the tournament. Members were assigned to the competitive, standard and novice teams based on prior […] read more » Omicron variant may displace students’ travel plans December 3, 2021 — by Selina Chen and Atrey Desai When freshman Will Norwood lived in St. Albans, England, he saw his grandparents every week. He then moved to the U.S. in fourth grade and traveled back twice a year to visit them. Due to the pandemic, however, Norwood has not seen them for two years, so he was looking forward to flying back to […] read more » New finals schedule elicits mixed reactions from students December 3, 2021 — by Benjamin Li On Dec. 13, following seven shortened class periods, the seventh period final will kick off finals week. In the following three days, students will take their fifth and sixth period finals on Tuesday, first and third on Wednesday and second and fourth on Thursday. Between each two-hour-long testing period is a 90-minute break consisting of […] read more » In-person concerts become more common for service clubs December 3, 2021 — by Mitchell Chen and Jonathan Li With Thanksgiving festivities complete and Christmas right around the corner, service clubs around campus are performing holiday concerts at local senior centers, many of which have opened up for in-person events. Tri-M The school’s Tri-M Club, a chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, provides jazz and classical music for the Bay Area? community. […] read more » Reactions to 3 possible spring semester bell schedules favored by board December 3, 2021 — by Apurva Chakravarthy and Shaan Sridhar During the district’s board meeting’s study session on Nov. 16, associate superintendent Carrie Bosco presented six bell schedules proposals for the school board to consider for second semester. With consideration to the feedback from a district-wide survey sent to students, parents and staff, the five-member governing board chose schedule three drafts (A, C and F) […] read more » Administration re-examines Safety Plan after trespassers enter campus December 3, 2021 — by Lena Aribi and Meher Bhatnagar Campus supervisor Allan Mcgurk was strolling through campus on the morning of Nov. 22 when he saw an unknown person wandering around the school and popping their head into various classrooms. The same morning, principal Greg Louie sent an email informing the school that an individual had trespassed onto campus at around 8:50 a.m. He […] read more » Senior and local residents advocate for an alternative to the proposed construction at the Saratoga Retirement Community December 3, 2021 — by Carolyn Wang and Sara Bright “Do you see those two trees there?” Tsing Bardin, a resident of the Saratoga Retirement Community (SRC), a senior home near West Valley College, asked as she pointed at a pair of old growth redwoods. “No more.” Shaking her head in disappointment, she turned toward a cluster of large palm and oak trees that line […] read more » All recycling products at the school have been trashed in the past six months because students keep contaminating recycling bins with improper waste such as food December 2, 2021 — by Christina Chang and Cici Xu School has not recycled any non-cardboard waste for the past six months due to waste, such as food scraps, contaminating recycling bins on campus, said maintenance supervisor Paul Weir. “When the recycle bin is mixed with trash like food scraps, the whole bin becomes automatically unrecyclable,” Weir said. The school generates about 40,000 pounds of […] read more » Robotics team holds first in-house scrimmage in two years December 1, 2021 — by Alexander Kan and Allen Luo Three, two, one. A crackling trumpet sound effect blared from a laptop in the corner of the robotics room to alert students of the countdown. On a 12 by 12 foot tiled arena, two small robots started moving autonomously, whirring around the field and scurrying to complete various tasks for points. The Mechanical Science and […] read more » firstprevious...10...2223242526...3040506070...nextlast Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.